Carrie Miller

Doctoral candidate, Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Department of Health Behavior and Policy in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University

She obtained her Master of Public Health from VCU in 2013.  As part of her recently completed master’s degree, Carrie spent one month in South Africa helping conduct a community-engaged research project.  The research and cultural exchange project, Building Global Bridges, was directed by Dr. Mosavel of the Department of Health Behavior and Policy.  Carrie also assisted with the research of her academic advisor, Dr. Elston Lafata, including an evaluation of colorectal cancer screening behavior among community-dwelling residents of southeast Virginia, and completed a research practicum focused on weight, weight perception and engagement in physical activity.

Summary

She obtained her Master of Public Health from VCU in 2013.  As part of her recently completed master’s degree, Carrie spent one month in South Africa helping conduct a community-engaged research project.  The research and cultural exchange project, Building Global Bridges, was directed by Dr. Mosavel of the Department of Health Behavior and Policy.  Carrie also assisted with the research of her academic advisor, Dr. Elston Lafata, including an evaluation of colorectal cancer screening behavior among community-dwelling residents of southeast Virginia, and completed a research practicum focused on weight, weight perception and engagement in physical activity.

Information

Web: VCU page    LinkedIn

Email: glassmanca@vcu.edu
Phone:
Address: 23284

Biosketch

Prior to graduate school, Carrie worked in a variety of clinical research roles in the private and public sectors.  Her research interests involve the intersection of health and social, behavioral and psychological factors.  She is specifically interested in health promotion and preventive services, especially cancer prevention and control.  Ultimately, Carrie hopes to use the knowledge gained from her work and academic experiences to direct multi-level interventions to promote positive health behavior change in underserved populations.

Experience

Graduate Research Assistant
VCU Department of Social and Behavioral Health
August 2012 – Present

Student Research Scholar
Building Global Bridges
July 2013 – August 2013 Durban Area, South Africa

Project Coordinator
VCU Department of Psychology
July 2010 – August 2012
Bostwick Laboratories
Clinical Trials Project Coordinator
Bostwick Laboratories

Senior Research Coordinator
Massey Cancer Center
September 2005 – April 2008 (2 years 8 months)

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Social and Behavioral Science
2014 – 2018
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Master’s Degree, Master of Public Health
2012 – 2013
Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology
2000 – 2004

X
Caroline Orr

Research assistant, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University

Interests: Women’s health and reproductive health issues, violence prevention efforts, psychosocial and socioeconomic determinants of health and health disparities, the role of social stigma as it relates to health disparities and inequalities, and the intersection of public health and public policy.

Summary

Interests: Women’s health and reproductive health issues, violence prevention efforts, psychosocial and socioeconomic determinants of health and health disparities, the role of social stigma as it relates to health disparities and inequalities, and the intersection of public health and public policy.

Information

Web:   VCU page

Email:  orrca@vcu.edu
Address:  Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Medicine
Health Behavior and Policy
830 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Biosketch

Caroline is currently working with Dr. Kellie Carlyle on several ongoing research projects in the areas of interpersonal violence and teen dating violence prevention, media literacy, and theory-based intervention design.

Caroline graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Carolina University, where she completed her B.A. in Psychology. Caroline also earned her M.A. in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University-Maryland

Papers & Posters

Peril or protection: Discussions about #CampusCarry on Twitter and Instagram

Poster presented at DCHC 2017 conference  on April 29, 2017

Results: The discussion about Campus Carry on Instagram and Twitter is characterized by an overrepresentation of the risks of violence on college campuses and an underestimation of the risks associated with firearms on campus, along with other skewed presentations of risk. Risk factors such as alcohol, drug use, dating violence, mental illness, and sexual assault are rarely considered in these discussions, despite their prevalence on college campuses.

Panel Presentation and Discussion

“Pinning about #IPV: The discussion about intimate partner violence on Pinterest”

Friday April 28, 2017
DCHC 2017 “Patient-Centered Health Communication” Conference

The results show that victim blaming was present in 11.7% (n=88) of the sample, 8% (n=60) mentioned rape, 10.5% (n=75) mentioned bystander intervention (either the presence of or encouragement to), and 13.5% (n=102) mentioned homicide.

In addition, study results suggest that mentioning physical abuse may have an effect on Pinterest engagement… and suggest that when Pinterest users mention or show psychological abuse in pins, engagement with their pins increases

X
Skip to toolbar